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The Resource Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley

Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley

Label
Bad dreams and other stories
Title
Bad dreams and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Hadley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The award-winning author of The Past once again 'crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural' (Washington Post), in a collection of stories that elevate the mundane into the exceptional. The author of six critically acclaimed novels, Tessa Hadley has proven herself to be the champion of revealing the hidden depths in the deceptively simple. In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric or a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: each of these stories illuminate crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys; a young woman reads the diaries she discovers while house-sitting. Small acts have large consequences, some that can reverberate across decades; private fantasies can affect other people, for better and worse. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
WAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hadley, Tessa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A35
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hadley, Tessa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • England
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780062476661
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2017012827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bad dreams and other stories, Tessa Hadley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780062476661
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2017012827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      185 Court St., Binghamton, NY, 13901, US
      42.1002683 -75.9065366
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